Dr. Christopher S. Ogilvy obtained his medical degree from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and completed his internship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Campus. Following that, he underwent a residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship at Millard Fillmore Health System. He holds certifications from the American Board of Neurological Surgery. With more than 26 years of experience, Dr. Christopher specializes in endovascular procedures, operative neurovascular techniques, as well as the treatment of brain aneurysms, brain trauma, and cavernous malformations affecting the brain and spinal cord. He offers advanced surgical and endovascular interventions for patients dealing with brain aneurysms and other vascular issues in the brain and spine. Currently, Dr. Christopher practices at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, renowned for its commitment to providing comprehensive, well-coordinated, and compassionate care to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.
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CHRISTOPHER S. OGILVY, MD - BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER REVIEWS
Dr Ogilvy is a gifted neurosurgeon with an extremely talented team of medical professionals. He successfully performed a craniotomy and clipping of a large aneurysm with a partial blood clot located in my right frontal lobe. The care and follow up I received from this team was extraordinary. Anticipating this procedure was daunting. However, Dr Ogilvy explained every option and every aspect of the procedure so thoroughly that I had great confidence in the likelihood of the best possible outcome. I would not wish a brain aneurysm on anyone, but if you find yourself with this diagnosis, then this is the surgeon and team to trust with your care.
Great doctor. Great nuerosurgeon . Very smart and knows what he’s doing . Highly respected and trust this man with my husbands life . He performed frontal lobe nuerosurgery for my husband who had 3 anuerysms. He was able to clip two of them in one surgery . We are watching the one he still has . Such a great smart surgeon .
I need to echo the words of many - Dr Ogilvy is an amazing neurosurgeon, and person. He saved my life 18 months ago from a ruptured aneurysm. Was incredible with my family through a scary time in explaining and then executing the plan successfully. The ICU staff at the BIDMC was incredible during the aftercare. Amazing Dr. and staff. Thank you!
RON I. RIESENBURGER, MD - TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER NEUROSURGERY
Dr. Ron I. Riesenburger completed his medical education at Tufts University School of Medicine and has been practicing for more than 21 years. He pursued a fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, focusing on various aspects of spine surgery, following a neurosurgery residency at Tufts Medical Center. Currently, he practices at Tufts Medical Center and holds the position of associate professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Ron Riesenburger possesses extensive expertise in performing minimally invasive spinal surgery and addressing complex deformities associated with scoliosis and kyphosis. Additionally, he serves as the Director of the Neurosurgery Clerkship and holds the position of Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM). Tufts Medical Center is equipped with advanced facilities necessary for providing exceptional care, delivered by skilled professionals. Dr. Ron I. Riesenburger welcomes new patients and offers virtual appointments.
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RON I. RIESENBURGER, MD - TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER NEUROSURGERY REVIEWS
Dr. Riesenburger performed spinal fusion surgery on my back three months ago. Since that time I have seen him three times, and each time he has been the model of professionalism and patience. Dr. Riesenburger carefully listened to my situation, and thoughtfully prescribed follow-up treatments. I am now happy to say that I am functioning much better than I did pre-surgery, and have Dr. Riesenburger and his staff to thank. I feel blessed to have had the chance to have Dr. Riesenburger as my surgeon. Thank you!
I am an 86 y-o woman and recently underwent surgery for severe spinal stenosis. My quality of life had been quite restricted after a terrible fall. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Riesenberger if you are considering spine surgery. He is the best there is. Truly a gifted doctor and surgeon who cares deeply about his patients. Nine weeks post-surgery I have no pain and am able to do all I was able to do pre-fall; drive, swim, walk and easily sit without pain. It is extraordinary. I can’t thank him and his team enough. ANNE L.
Dr Riesenburger is outstanding! The pain I was in before surgery is almost completely gone. He explained everything to me in detail and eased all my worries. He really cares. Excellent bedside manner. I couldnt have found a better neurosurgeon. Thank you so much Dr Riesenburger. Now I can get to planting my little veggie garden!
CARL B. HEILMAN, MD - TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER
Dr. Carl B. Heilman holds the position of chief neurosurgeon at Tufts Medical Center, where he also serves as a professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Following that, Dr. Carl completed his internship and residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center. His areas of specialization include surgical procedures for skull base tumors, meningiomas, pituitary tumors, schwannomas, and Chiari 1 malformations. Dr. Carl B. Heilman has held prestigious roles such as President of the North American Skull Base Surgery Society, the Boston Society of Neurology and Psychiatry, the Society of University Neurosurgeons, and the New England Neurosurgical Society. He welcomes new patients and offers virtual appointments. Tufts Medical Center is affiliated with the New England Quality Care Alliance.
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CARL B. HEILMAN, MD - TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER REVIEWS
Dr. Heilman is genuinely caring with his patient's 100%. My daughter was 16 with condrosarcoma. At 35 we could not thank him enough for his compassion and empathy during many years of visits. We always looked forward to seeing him. Thank you for being a Great Neurosurgeon
He is the best surgeon for a brain tumor you will find ANYWHERE! Very reassuring and caring and compassionate. Thank you Dr Heilman.
Dr Hellman is very compassionate. He is also very knowledgeable and explains things so the average person can understand.